Indian Women's Team during the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia (Photo-Getty)
Indian Women's Team during the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia (Photo-Getty)

Amid increasing pressure from almost everywhere, the BCCI has promised to pay the Indian Women’s team’s prize money for their participation in the 2020 T20 Women’s World Cup. India performed exceptionally well in the last Women’s T20 edition in Australia, reaching the final before losing to the hosts in Melbourne. But they have not received their funds yet, which the BCCI promises to pay at the end of the week and requesred the players to send invoices.

It has been more than a year since the season was done and dusted; however, recently, The Telegraph reported that India was the only team left to receive their prize money as all other boards paid their participants soon after the tournament. Earlier, The Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) has urged the Indian Women’s team to form a union as late payment is unacceptable.

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BCCI. Image-PTI.

A senior board functionary told PTI that all the members of the Indian women’s team would be getting their share of the prize money by the end of this week. The official claimed that the transactions have been processed and the funds will reach them soon. When asked the reason for the delay, they remarked they received the amount late last year from the ICC, which is yet to react on the matter.

“The members of the Indian women’s cricket team will be getting the share of their prize money by the end of this week. The transactions have been processed and I am expecting that they will receive their share very soon. We received the prize money amount late last year,” the representative said.

It’s not just one payment for women: Former BCCI office-bearer

Indian Women Cricket Team
Indian Women Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

A former BCCI office-bearer claimed that the delay is not just the payment for female cricketers, but the men’s team as well, along with the international and domestic match fees for both men and women are facing delay due to the ongoing situation.

“It’s not just one payment for women. Whether it’s the central contract of the men’s team, international match fees, domestic fees of men and women, everything is taking a bit of time because of the prevailing situation,” the office-bearer told PTI.

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